Nov 22-23: Air Play
Presented by Acrobuffs Theater, this circus-style show tells a story of two siblings’ adventure in a surreal world of air, with a wonderful display of flying umbrellas, giant balloons and floating fabrics. Merging circus and street theatre, this visually stunning performance will take you to an enchanted world where you will forget about real-life for a while. What are you waiting for? Head down to the Shanghai Grand Theatre and enjoy this aerial spectacle that will enthrall the young and young at heart.
7.30pm-9pm; RMB50-580. Shanghai Grand Theatre. See event listing.
Nov 24: Tchaikovsky’s Three Ballets Symphony Concert
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky has composed countless masterpieces including the eternally popular Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. They not only maintain the elegance of traditional ballet music, but also employ innovative elements like tremendous depth, power and grandeur. Get ready to immerse yourself for the evening in this magnificent performance!
Fri Nov 24, 7.30pm-9.30pm; RMB80-700. Shanghai Oriental Art Center. See event listing.
Dec 2: Pudong Shangri-La Charity Santa Run
Pudong Shangri-La's third annual Charity Santa Run will raise funds to provide aid for children suffering from leukemia at the Children's Hospital of Fudan University. Enjoy a leisurely run along the river and past Lujiazui's skyscrapers for a good cause. The ticket price includes breakfast, a hotel discount coupon worth RMB1, 000, a Santa hat and other surprises. Bring on your best Christmas outfit and show Lujiazui your festive spirit!
All Month: "Capacity & Tension"—2017 Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition
Printmaking refers to the process of producing artworks by printing, and this ancient art form has a history of over 1,000 years. Although nowadays more and more people prefer modern techniques, there are still those loyal to the traditional methods to produce black and white woodcut pictures. Come and give it a try! It may not be eye-catching, but it will definitely give you a new perspective on art.
9am-5pm; free. China Art Palace. See event listing.
All Month: “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith” – Paul Smith Solo Exhibition
After being a sensation in Britain, Belgium and Japan, Paul Smith has brought his solo exhibition to Shanghai. Paul Smith is a British fashion designer, whose reputation is founded upon his men's fashion with a special focus on tailoring. In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to British fashion. The exhibition displays over 1,600 items, including photos and scripts, and provides a full view of his journey through art.
10am-6pm; RMB100. Modern Art Museum. See event listing.